Course Offerings

IPBS 801 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES, 3 cr.
This course provides introduction to fundamental concepts in the biochemistry of macromolecules, including the structure, characterization, purification, and functional analysis of proteins and nucleic acids.

IPBS 802, MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, 3 cr.
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of cell structure, basic cellular processes such as cell division and cell death, as well as the experimental study of cells.

IPBS 803 FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS AND CELL SIGNALING, 1 cr.
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of cell signaling and cell regulation. Concepts include receptor systems, signal transduction, regulation of membrane potential.

MGCB907/GCBA 907 TEACHING AND RESEARCH PRESENTATION SKILLS, 2 cr.
This is a required course for PhD-seeking students. This course focuses on the development of the fundamental skills required for making effective presentations in both a classroom and research context.

GCBA 812 HUMAN NEUROANATOMY, 4 cr.
This course consists of a study of neuronal organization of the nervous system and the way interneuronal relationships explain the function of the sensory and motor systems.

GCBA 813 HUMAN NEUROANATOMYLECTURE, 3 cr.  and GCBA HUMAN NEUROANATOMY LAB , 1 cr.
MS Medical Anatomy students register for neuroscience via these two courses. They consist of a study of neuronal organization of the nervous system and the way interneuronal relationships explain the function of the sensory and motor systems.

GCBA 815 TOOLS AND ALGORITHMS IN BIOINFORMATICS, 3 cr.
This course will provide an overview of various bioinformatics tools and databases, and covers fundamental concepts in searching biological databases, performing sequence alignments and microarray analysis. This is a lab-equipped course, where participants will be trained hands-on to become expert users of important data analysis tools and databases related to bioinformatics research. Basic understanding of biology is expected but no programming knowledge is necessary.

MGCB823/GCBA 823 FUNDAMENTALS IN GENETICS AND GENOMICS, 2 cr.
This course covers the basic concepts of classical and molecular genetics as well as modern genomics using classic and current research articles and reviews.

GCBA 825 HISTOLOGY 5 cr.  and GCBA 826 HUMAN HISTOLOGY, 3 cr.
A study of cells, tissues, and organ systems at both the light and ultramicroscopic levels.  The lecture and lab content of these two courses is similar, but GCBA 825 includes additional modules and workshops related to tissues preparation, processing, and staining as well as additional case-based learning and recitations.

MGCB903/GCBA 903 JOURNAL CLUB, 1 cr.
This required course consisted of a weekly Journal Club for PhD students.

GCBA 904 MEDICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL CLUB, 1 cr.
This required course consisted of a weekly Journal Club for MS Medical Anatomy students.

MGCB912/GCBA 912 MODERN APPROACHES IN CELL BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS, 3 cr.
This advanced-level course will focus on current techniques and concepts in cell biology and genetics. This course includes a didactic component as well as discussion section where the students will be asked to present their interpretations and ideas on cutting-edge research. Hands on workshops and demonstrations are also conducted weekly.

GCBA 908 GROSS ANATOMY LECTURE  3 cr and GCBA 909 GROSS ANATOMY LAB  5 cr. 
MS Medical Anatomy register for gross anatomy via these two courses.  A study of the human body by means of gross dissection, cross section lecture, demonstration, radiographs and scans. Reading in and oral reports from anatomical literature introduces students to research topics. Covers upper limb, head, neck, thorax, lower limb, pelvis and abdomen. Lab includes extra dissections and reports.  

GCBA 910 HUMAN GROSS ANATOMY I, 3 cr.
A study of the human body by means of gross dissection, cross section lecture, demonstration, radiographs and scans. Reading in and oral reports from anatomical literature introduces students to research topics. Covers upper limb, head, neck and thorax.

GCBA 920 HUMAN GROSS ANATOMY II, 3 cr.
A study of the human body by means of gross dissection, cross section lecture, demonstration, radiographs and scans. Reading in and oral reports from anatomical literature introduces students to research topics. Covers lower limb, pelvis and abdomen.

GCBA 913 CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY. 3 cr

A study of the human body in cross section and anatomical imaging applications.

GCBA 924 SELECTED PROBLEMS IN ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, 1-2 cr.
Problems will be selected involving ultrastructure of cells, inter-relationships between
cells and the characteristics of intercellular substances. Emphasis will be on
operation and use of the electron microscope.

GCBA 940 TEACHING PRACTICUM: HUMAN GROSS ANATOMY, 1-2 cr.     

GCBA 942 TEACHING PRACTICUM: HUMAN NEUROANATOMY, 1-2 cr.          

GCBA 949 TEACHING PRACTICUM: HUMAN HISTOLOGY, 2 cr.
These courses provide a “hands on” teaching experience for students. After taking one of the following courses, Human Gross Anatomy, Human Neuroanatomy or Human Histology, the student serves as a teaching assistant in a subsequent semester for the course he/she has taken. PhD-seeking students are required to take one teaching practicum course.

GCBA 970 SEMINAR, 1 cr.
This required course for PhD students involves a weekly formal seminar given by visiting scientists, faculty and senior graduate student

GCBA 971 SEMINAR, 1 cr.
This required course for MS Medical Anatomy students involves a weekly seminar given by visiting professionals and administrators.

MGCB 896/GCBA 896 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS, 1-6 cr.

MGCB899/GCBA 899 MASTER’S THESIS, 1-6 cr.

MGCB999/GCBA 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, 1-6 cr.